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Getting Started With Logic Pro X’s Smart Controls

Logic X's Smart Controls provide a tremendous customizable interface that mean you no longer need to have multiple plug-ins open to control them. But they do a whole lot more as Joe Albano explains.

How To Make Ableton Live's Browser More Efficient & Effective

If you thought you knew the best ways to use Ableton Live's browser, you might be missing something. You can find out here in this useful tutorial on Ableton's browser by GW Childs.

Essential Studio Gear For Electronic Producers On A Budget

You don't need to empty your bank account to make good music. With some clever gear choices you can kit out your studio on a budget and still have what you need. Here's how.

Producer Tips: Transient Design Using Transient Shaper Plug-Ins

If you use dynamics processors for corrective or functional purposes only you might be missing out on their creative use to control transients. Joe Albano is show you how to tame those dynamics now.

Vocal Production Tips: Danny Kirsch, Top 10 Producer, Shows How To Tune The Chorus

There’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to vocal production. Fortunately, Danny Kirsch with credits for multiple world-wide top 10 hits is here to share his tips in this video.

Everything You Need To Know About MIDI Messages But Were Afraid To Ask

MIDI. There's a lot of musicians and producers who don't know how to use this protocol to improve their musical performances and add more expression to their instruments. Let's take a closer look.

Music Theory: Using Parallel Harmony

If you've been advised to avoid parallel harmony in your music compositions, think again. When used carefully, parallel harmony can be a useful tool for every modern composer.

6 Reasons Line 6 Helix Could Become Your Guitar's Best Friend

Find out why and how the Line 6 Helix has become the must-have, go-to gear in Rich Tozzoli's studio for creating guitar sounds and tones.

Cubase: Start To Finish, Part 2: Building Track Foundations With MIDI

Using MIDI parts to lay down the basics of a track is a great way to get started. Let’s look at how it works and how you can generate ideas using Cubase 8.5. 

Watch: Overview of Roland JX-03 Synthesis Architecture

The Roland JX-03 is the offspring of the legendary JX-3P. And this new breed is a compact synth powerhouse as Rishabh Rajan shows in this video tutorial taken from his course on the JX-03.

5 Tips For Novice Sound Designers

Getting started in sound design might seem a bit daunting. There are so many tools, plugins, libraries out there. These 5 tips are designed for the novice sound designers amongst us.

A Guide to Building Synths in Reaktor, Part 5

In this NI Reaktor tutorial mini-series, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build your own synthesizer from scratch. In part 5 (the final part),the focus is on the GUI and master volume.

What Every Modern Music Producer Can Learn From Picasso

It may surprise you that Pablo Picasso's philosophy on the creative process can be applied to music production. Shane Berry demonstrates how a world famous artist's vision can transform your sounds.

How To Use Logic Pro X’s Velocity Processor MIDI FX

In this video tutorial from his course, Logic Pro FastTrack 102: The MIDI FX, Booker Edwards demonstrates how to use Logic Pro’s built-in MIDI FX, Velocity Processor to adjust velocity in real time.

How To Avoid Alienation As A Bedroom Producer

Music production can, ironically, often be a solitary experience spent in a home or bedroom studio for long hours. Here are 8 tips to help you get more connected to the music world around you.